Big mess, this Tuesday, at the four corners of Le Mans. While the mayor (PS) had announced the cancellation of the spring fair, following a conflict with the fairgrounds, the latter express their anger. Several snail operations were conducted at the entrances
Le Mans and on structuring axes of the city, since early this morning and throughout the day.
according to West France, these professionals mobilized no less than 125 trucks to carry out these blocking operations, while the carnival was to start at the beginning of this week. Tram traffic has also been disrupted.
➡️BLOCKING the traffic: roundabouts of Océane, Beauregard and Béner
➡️SORTIE #Autoroute Saint-Saturnin closed
As the situation may change rapidly, it is recommended that you consult the collaborative traffic management tools. pic.twitter.com/ecp1mv02Pd
– Prefect of Sarthe (@ Prefet72) March 19, 2019
Fairgrounders want to settle in the city center
In parallel, new negotiations took place on Tuesday between the town hall and the fairground representatives. These require in particular the return of the event in downtown, Place des Jacobins, from this Saturday. Rejected by the city council again, according to Maine Libre.
The standoff should therefore continue since it was the city that had recorded the move of the carnival to parking Panorama, south of the city, after several incidents and the proliferation of nuisances. The showmen deplored this decision and reported a big drop in their turnover. They warned that they would continue their movement until they won.